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It is the goal of United Yorkie Rescue to rehabilitate our rescued Yorkies to a happy, healthy state so they can be adopted. Occasionally, we find a Yorkie we have rescued has serious medical problems that do not make them a candidate for adoption.
The Board of Directors of UYR, in consultation with the rescued pup's veterinarian and foster parent, may decide that it would be in the best interest of the Yorkie to keep them in the safe and caring environment of the foster home.
Once accepted into the Forever Ours Program these special needs pups are loved and cared for by the foster parent for the rest of their life. The pup's medical expenses are covered by United Yorkie Rescue and the foster mom provides food, physical care, goodies and a family environment.
If you would like to become a special part of one these special little Yorkies' lives please consider becoming a 'Sponsor' for them. A 'Sponsor' can make monetary donations or provide supplies for their use in the Forever Ours Home.
All monetary and material donations specified for these Forever Ours Yorkies are used for their continuing care needs.
If you have any questions about becoming a Sponsor or would like further information about this program please contact: Judi Laverty at: email@example.com
"CURRENT FOREVER OURS" DONORS:
Carol Gostomski sponsors Evo
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12-2-20: Today sweet Brandy became a Forever Ours pup due to her health issues which include failing kidneys. Brandy is stable now, but we recognize her emotional state is a critical aspect of her overall health. She is no longer a candidate for rehoming and will remain with her loving foster family.
To date we've spent $6438.78 on Brandy FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3758.81 in donations.
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Meet adorable Bunny. From puppy mill to pure baby doll. Bunny is a precious 6-8 year old Yorkie mix who suffered through malnourishment, mammary tumors, skin ,eye and dental infections and emotional trauma. She is being fostered near Fort Worth, TX.
THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S VERY SPECIAL DONOR!
Barbara Burgess: 7/1/19, 10/26/19, 12/17/29, 5/15/20
THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Mary Whitaker, Susan Volwiler, Donna Williams, Gretchen Stevens, Lori Dulyea, Tammy Glinsmann, Holly Keller, Diane Polinsky, Barbara Carvalho, Darleen Stein, Pattie Zappone, Mary Whitaker, Jean deVegter, Teresa Beament, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Karry Rogers, Lois Van Abel, Sandy Pagnotta, Brandy Swanson, Wendy and David Henry, Trula Montgomery, Lynne Turner, Jackie Sorrells, Holly Keller, Alicia Adams, Cheryl Owen, John Ward, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Lynda Slipetz, Shirley Bassue, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Tari's Novelties and Collectibles, Christine Flaherty, Sheryl Martin, Brittany A, Bonnie Vaupel, Beverly Stevenson, Michelle Pannoni, Susan Tackett, Marjorie Thornton, Barbara Hestness, Yvette Vangeloff, Marta Balleste, Tony Cacioppo, Michael Richman, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Barbara Burgess, Debbi Driscoll, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandy Pagnotta, Ellen Chokreff, Angie Cagle, Behnaz Memarzadeh, Sherrie Prangley, Dan English, Barbara Burgess, Karen McKeand, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Behnaz Memarzadeh, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Deborah Patrick, Barbara Burgess, Karen McKeand
THANK YOU TO BUNNY'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Jackie Sorrells, Karry Rogers, Zina Kroytor, Holly Keller, Bonnie Vaupel, Craig Seal, LouAnn Cochran Bowling, Cathering Kancy, Roswitha Vogt, Jean DeVegter, Andrewa Castrinoes McNemar-Caudill, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Jill Ehrlick, Sandy Chan, Angie Beams, Lucy Hall, Robin Callahan, Jeff Vanlandingham, Jean DeVegter, Eric Peralta, Barbara Burgess, Jill Carroll, Holly Ann Huckabone, Latricia Wallace-Alboszta, Julie Clark, Carol Arrington Gragson, Gena Clark, Sheila Fears, Lynda Pate, Lucy Hall, Debbi Hooks Dean, Susan Flinchum Tackett, Donna Williams, Gail Holden Eldridge, Christine Flaherty
UPDATE 5/13/20: My sweet little mill baby...Bunny will be and is now a Forever Ours. This was such a soul searching decision as I wanted this angel to have everything the others had. Even though Bunny's medical was off the charts with issues and she possibly could have been adopted to a very special someone, with her emotional status, with her fears and PTSD it was best for her to already be "home".
Over a year ago this baby girl was rescued with the group we lovingly called The Fortunate Four. Bunny, along with her fur siblings Cash, Pearl and Crystal had suffered horrible abuse and neglect from an area puppy mill. Crystal, Cash and Pearl all found amazing homes after their recovery. Sadly Bunny's recovery was not so successful. She had mammary tumors that not only became cancerous, they also became metastatic to nearby lymph nodes. I took to the police and local sheriffs and we closed this mill down in her honor! We've survived a year of oral chemotherapy so far after an initial prognosis of 3 to 6 months. Sweet Bunny also has an array of other medical issues that come 2nd to cancer. She has tested positive for Cushing's disease, her right kidney is basically nil to none, she has a 5 out of 6 heart murmur and an enlarged heart, she also has an abundance of sludge in her gall bladder, along with horrific dry eye and skin allergies. We do a 3mth extensive follow-up and we have monthly meds that are quite expensive. This little girl's care runs approximately $1000 plus during a 3 month period. However, this past week we had a major scare with Bunny. She was shaking and rocking, all of her lymph nodes were swollen like golf balls. I rushed her to my regular vet. We did X-rays which showed her trachea lifted so even internally she was reactive, however, her blood work was not showing infection. We treated with pain meds and antibiotics until she could see her oncologist that following Monday. She has since improved and whatever happened was much like lymphoma had reared itself, but we will monitor and watch this. Emotionally, Bunny still carries many scars from the puppy mill. Recently while caring for a young puppy, if that baby cried while on crate rest, Bunny would get uncontrolled shakes and hide in my closet...it absolutely broke my heart. Some memories are just unfathomable!
My bio update is a long time coming for Bunny but I wanted everyone to know that this princess is in our Forever Ours program now. She does and will have major medical expenses going forward. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. We would appreciate you remembering our babies in our Forever Ours care and any little bit for these angels is soo appreciated during these times! You can use the donate button below and Bless you!
BIO UPDATE 4-16-20 Today Bunny became a Forever Ours pup in rescue. While we've made some progress on her health, sadly she is still very emotionally fragile. With her health issues, we've determined that despite interest, she will not find an adopter who will provide all the health and emotional support needs she must have met.
BIO UPDATE: 12/17/19. Almost 1yr ago, Feb to be exact, I rescued sweet United Yorkie Rescue Bunny from a puppy mill. Her journey has been long, and somewhat sad. After her vetting back then, biopsies of mammary tumors and a lymph node came back with metastatic cancer. We've been treating that with great results. Lately in preparation for adoption, we've been doing some tests and sadly at her checkup it was determined that Bunny has Cushings. Not only that, she has a sludgy gallbladder and her right kidney has shriveled up and is most certain it is not working.
To date we've spent $14262.07 on Bunny FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $6971.00 in donations.
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Cinnamon is a 5-pound, 10-year-old Poodle boy being fostered near Stafford , VA. .
Due to Covid 19 dogs in Virginia must be adopted in Virginia.
THANK YOU TO CINNAMON'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Mary Hunton, Rene Anderson, Jackie Sorrells, Nicole Boden, Tony Heath, Barbara Burgess, Jill Arnold, Barbara Burgess, Carol Gostomski, Jacqueline Jones, Stephen Cook
THANK YOU TO CINNAMON'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Karry Rogers, Jenn Vernier, Toni Levine, Carol Nelson, Alexa Socha Rowan, Lindsay Blume-Carmody, Timothy Hald
Updated Bio 10/22/20 He was checked by a veterinarian and has beginning stages of kidney disease and requires specialty dog food to slow the progression, medication for painful nerve pain that recently started following a dental where 23 teeth were removed, has an enlarged heart, and takes medicated eye drops for dry eye. His eye problems may cause glaucoma and he is prone to cataracts and should be monitored for life. His current monthly medical costs are approximately $260. Cinnamon is 10 years old boy who is 4.3lbs. He is an easy going poodle who sleeps most of the day but enjoys his time outside. He doesn't like car rides and prefers to keep to himself until he decides to snuggle up with you on the couch. Because Cinnamon is frail and underweight he should not go to a home with small children or high energy dogs. He doesn't like being in a crate. His eyesight has diminished and should be in a home with a backyard so he doesn't wander away or hurt himself. The perfect home for Cinnamon would be one where his humans are patient and have a lot of time and energy to devote to him. He needs to catch up on learning the skills that most young dogs learn as puppies like house-training.
To date we've spent $5466.42 on Cinnamon FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2348.17 in donations.
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Daphne with her Wrapped In Love blanket
Daphne is a beautiful and very ill little girl. She has inoperable liver shunt disease and is also prone to hypoglycemia. She is being fostered in Madison, WI. Daphne is 9 years old.
THANK YOU TO DAPHNE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Amy Gill, Diana Shoykhetbrod, Michele Gonsalves, John Sauser, Michelle Lingle, LaVerne Dissmeyer, Patricia Lingen, Sandra Wendt, Christie Rider, Rosalie Tenorio, Paul Sherman, Diane Stout, Sandy Pagnotta, Stephanie and Behnaz Memarzadeh, Cynthia Duranti, Denise Brigham, Cheryl Helley, Amanda Fletcher, Julie Sczesniak, Nancy Carney, Carol Gostomski, Susan Kornatowski, Taffi Loving, Kimberly Golter, Sandra Wendt, Sherri White, Brittany Adams, Linda Vargas Robles, Bonnie Vaupel, Dixie Burbank, Denise Brigham, Irene and Peter Havas, Susan Gentry, Christie Rider, Diane Carter, Paul Sherman, Kitty Bradley, Alexis Ball, Stephanie Memarzadeh, Paul Sherman, Natalie LaBayen, Lois Forrester, Holly Stavis, Gina Caparimo, Brenda Hutto, Lori Adams, Lois Forrester, Noel Walter, Kelly Jones, Holly Stavis, Michelle Pannoni, Julie Sczesniak, Holly Stavis, Lori Stewart, Carol Gostomski, Brenda Bargers, Linda Crawford, Karry Rogers, Kobsak Songyoo, Barbara Carvalho, Christine Flaherty, Gale Young, Brenda Pierce, Dana Peden, Rita Smith, Paul Sherman, Mary Ireland, Brenda Bargers, Julie Wiegert, Julie Wiegert, Trula Montgomery, Mary Hunton
Update 06/02/17. Daphne recently had an emergency surgery to remove a very large bladder stone. She was refusing food, dropped about 4 ounces and had blood in her urine. Because she is only 3.5 pounds, losing that much weight was a lot! She is recovering well and just starting to get back to being more active and playing! She continues to require several medications to help regulate the ammonia levels in her brain due to her liver shunt. Thanks for checking in on her!
Daphne continues to have her ups and downs as a result of her liver shunt. Daphne went through surgery a while back that was not successful so she is being medically managed. Daphne requires 2-3 RX meds a day plus prescription low protein foods. She gave us a bit of a scare a few weeks ago. She stopped eating and lost .5 lbs. Because she is very tiny to start with, .5 pounds put her at risk. She is just beginning to eat again, thank goodness! With the weight loss, she is shaking all the time. We keep her wrapped up in blankets and keep a sweater on her to help keep her warm. We hope that with weight gain, she will build up a bit of fat to help her stay warm. In the mean time, she spends her days in front of the fire or wrapped up up on my lap dreaming for Spring. Thanks for checking in on Daphne!
Update 05/31/16: Daphne continues to require multiple medications daily to help her ammonia levels remain in the normal range. During the day, Daphne loves to "help" me in the garden by picking tomatoes and sampling them! When she is feeling good, she loves to chase balls and play with toys. In spite of all the medical concerns she has, Daphne continues to remain sweet and snuggly. She loves curling up on any lap that is available. Thank you for your continued support of Daphne!
Update 02/10/16: Hi Everybody! Daphne continues to bless us with her wonderful personality! She is a whole lot of sass in such a small girl!! Daphne continues to require meds to keep her ammonia levels under control as a result of a liver shunt. She is such a smart little girl in that she has figured out how to block the liquids from her swallowing them. She is very efficient at pushing the liquid out of her mouth! It has only been with bribery (yummy treats) that she has decided that she will swallow! Sometimes I wonder who is training whom!! Thank you for your continued support of this precious little girl. Her medical care is expensive, but she is worth it!
Update 11/02/15: Daphne continues to have her ups and downs with her health. Recently she gave us a scare as she was quite lethargic. Daphne was taken to the UW Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Madison, WI where she underwent a series of diagnostic tests including blood, urine, and x-rays. She was one sick little girl! Because her liver shunt surgery failed, Daphne will always be under the watchful eye of the wonderful Doctors at the Hospital. They found that she does have bladder stones that may need to be removed, her ammonia levels were too high, and her blood sugars were too low and she had pneumonia. They kept her there for a few days to help get all the levels where they should be and to keep a close eye on the pneumonia. Even though her lungs were not totally clear, I was able to take her home. We spent many hours sitting and snuggling in our favorite chair. Daphne was glad to be home and started eating better right away! Today, Daphne is doing better! She is still on a lot of medicines to keep her ammonia levels in the normal range. Daphne continues to require special food that is low in protein. She is eating NF Kidney Function Canine Formula available from the vet. It is our hope right now that with all that is available to us medically that she stays healthy and lives a long happy life! Thanks for checking in on Daphne!!
Update 3/9/15 After evaluating Daphne's continuing challenges regulating her ammonia levels and balancing her combination of medications, we realize it is not appropriate to adopt her out. She has become a Forever Ours pup residing with her foster mom for the remainder of her life.
To date we've spent $11209.85 on Daphne FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $3451.00 in donations.
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Ernie is an adorable 11-12 (estimated) year-old, 14 pound Schnorkie (Schnauzer-Yorkie mix) who is "Forever Home" with his foster mom in Ashland City, TN.
THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jan Hobbs, Jan Hobbs, Trula Montgomery, Cheryl Burge, Erin Bennett, Jennifer Tobiansky, Irene and Peter Havas, Brandy Caldwell Swanson, Alexa Socha, Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Linda Mason
THANK YOU TO ERNIE'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Lisa Golle, Karry Rogers, Barbara Burgess, Anne Hicks, Karry Rogers, Alexa Socha Rowan, Theresa Viviano McDivitt, Tricia Padberg, Sue Frahm Miller, Angela McPherson, Jacy Dagrella Croteau, Karry Rogers, Tracie Vanover, Dave Pond, Jalissa Cecora-McNeil, Alexa Socha Rowan
Updated Bio 10/22/20. Ernie lived his entire life before coming Into Rescue in a horrible
puppy mill. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet and has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for so many years. Ernie's Vet explained that Ernie has the canine version of PTSD. Over the past 3 years Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom and he loves the other pups in his foster home and is comforted by them. He loves to be groomed and to sleep i bed next to Foster Mom. Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, Ernie is a Forever Ours pup and he can live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home.
Updated Bio 4/11/20: Ernie has made so many improvements since being rescued 3 years ago from a Horrible Puppy Mill. Ernie lived his entire life before in a puppy mill. Ernie's puppy mill was a particularly bad one that you may have even heard of on the news. UYR took three small breed dogs into our rescue from this puppy mill where Ernie over 300 other animals were rescued in deplorable shape. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet and has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for so many years. Ernie's Vet explained that Ernie has the canine version of PTSD. He takes medication daily to help him manage his anxiety. Ernie had a canine best friend named Bert who UYR also rescued from the same puppy mill and placed into the same foster home. Sadly, Bert died at only 7 years old due to congestive heart failure and this dealt another cruel blow to Ernie who now had yet another major loss in his life. Ernie is slowly healing with the help of his foster family but we don't think he will ever fully recover from his years of neglect and abuse. Over the past 3 years Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom and he loves the other pups in his foster home and is comforted by them. More than anything else, Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, Ernie is a Forever Ours pup and he can live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home. Ernie has no major health issues thankfully; all of his wounds are the kind that do not show from the outside but every bit as real as those that do. Ernie could easily live another 4 years or more in his foster home. During that time he will continue to need medication, routine senior dog care, nutritious food and LOTS AND LOTS of potty pads, belly bands, etc. since he will likely remain incontinent for the rest of his life. If you would like to help us care for Ernie as a Forever Ours pup then we would be so very grateful.
Forever Ours Bio Update 5/19/19: Ernie has been a happy and relaxed boy in his Forever Foster Home. He has "his" own routine that he sticks to everyday. He enjoys outside time sitting in the warm sun, bath time, grooming, and sleeping with Foster Mom and his fur siblings at bedtime. Ernie doesn't much like strangers and he still doesn't let anyone but Foster mom pick him up. He will sometimes let others pet him in his corner bed if they come up slowly. Ernie is 12 years old now and suffers from arthritis. The rescue takes care of all his medical needs and Foster mom gets to love and care for him for the rest of his life. We want Ernie to live out the rest of his life in peace and comfort after living almost all his life in the horrible puppy mill. Please consider donating to his continuing Senior Care. He really is a sweetie, we just let Ernie have his peaceful space and he is happy.
Initial Forever Ours Bio 7/18/18: Precious Ernie has been in his foster home for over a year now. He had a couple of applications but these quickly lost interest when they learned all of the ugly truths behind this adorable face. Understandably, most potential adopters are looking for a dog that will be affectionate towards them, sit in their lap, play, give kisses and be a normal canine companion. While Ernie "looks like" a completely normal dog capable of doing all those things......nothing could be further from the truth. This sweet boy lived his entire life in a puppy mill. Ernie's puppy mill was a particularly bad one that you may have even heard of on the news. UYR took three small breed dogs into our rescue from this puppy mill where Ernie over 300 other animals were rescued in deplorable shape. Ernie is not house-trained, stiffens like a board when you try to touch him, hides, won't allow a leash, is terrified when he must get into a car to visit the Vet and has very deep emotional scars from the cruel existence he lived for so many years. Ernie's Vet explained that Ernie has the canine version of PTSD. He takes medication daily to help him manage his anxiety. Ernie had a canine best friend named Bert who UYR also rescued from the same puppy mill and placed into the same foster home. Sadly, Bert died a month ago from severe congestive heart failure and this dealt another cruel blow to Ernie who now had yet another major loss in his life. Ernie is slowly healing with the help of his foster family but we don't think he will ever fully recover from his years of neglect and abuse. Over the past 15 months Ernie has slowly come to trust his foster Mom and he loves the other pups in his foster home and is comforted by them. More than anything else, Ernie needs routine, stability, patience and the knowledge that he is safe. For all of these reasons, we have decided to make Ernie a Forever Ours pup and let him live out the rest of his life in the safety and security of the only home he has ever known......his foster home. Ernie has no major health issues thankfully; all of his wounds are the kind that do not show from the outside but every bit as real as those that do. Ernie could easily live another 4 years or more in his foster home. During that time he will continue to need medication, routine senior dog care, nutritious food and LOTS AND LOTS of potty pads, belly bands, etc. since he will likely remain incontinent for the rest of his life. If you would like to help us care for Ernie as a Forever Ours pup then we would be so very grateful. To help us help Ernie, please click the PayPal button below and THANK YOU for your amazing support.
To date we've spent $2170.44 on Ernie FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $820.00 in donations.
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Evo with his Wrapped In Love Blanket
Evo is the man
Evo was rescued in 2005 by UYR. He has congenital Megaesophagus which is not a curable condition. He is 10 years old residing in Harrisburg, PA with his Forever Foster Mom
THANK YOU TO ALL MY RESCUE ANGELS!
Stephanie Valletti, Mary Rogers, Barbara Carvalho, Cheri Speakman, Brenda Pierce, Janice Wrench, Karry Rogers, Wendy Henry, Deb Pequignot, James Hufford, Shari Bundy, Amberly Hall, Nancy Stanley, Christine Schraml, Stephanie Digman, Stephanie Digman, Nancy Meinershagen, Stephanie Digman, Mary Cronin, Stephanie Digman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Barbara Wilson, Cynthia Duranti, Alexa Socha, Barbara Gere
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Update 12/22/20: Evo turned 16 on November 26, 2020, It just happened to be Thanksgiving Day! This little boy is a trooper. He is almost completely blind now and hard of hearing. He has good and bad days. I am so thankful to still have this little boy in my life. He is my side kick. He loves car rides and goes with me all the time to visit my parents.
Evo has stomach issues. He has an episode about once a week where he throws up phlegm. His little body shakes and shakes. I hold him and comfort him. This will last a few hours to one or two days. I try to feed anything I can get him to eat. Usually chicken & rice works. It just has to run it's course.
Evo lays on his blankets, beside me, everyday as I work from home. He let's me know when he's ready for me to hold him. He still only weighs between 4 to 5 lbs. This has been his normal weight. With his stomach issues, I am so glad he isn't losing weight.
This little guy has been through a lot, but he has so much love to give. He has defiantly made life better and I can't see my life without him.
Thank you all for your love and support and donations for this little guy. He is a special one.
UPDATE 5/14/20: Evo is now 15. He will be 16 on November 26. He is such a remarkable little boy. As most of you know, he has a condition called megaesophagus. All of his food doesnt go down his esophagus. When he was about 6 months old, it was discovered he had this condition. My vet informed me there was a chance as he got older, he might outgrow it. But the chances of him living a long life with this condition is rare.
Well, Evo has beaten the odds!! He still has the condition but it isnt as severe as it was when he was younger. He has always gotten wet food. I pure it and elevate his food bowl. Well honestly, I hold his food bowl up for him. Its something he has gotten use to & is part of our special bond. I also give him pure chicken & turkey burger.
This little guy...(hes never weighed more than 5 pounds) has so much life in him. Some days it seems like hes only a few years old & not a senior of 15 years. Just last week, he was running & playing in the back yard. What a joy that is to see. I run back & forth with him in the yard. Sometimes he starts barking. He gets so excited. As he got older, he has developed stomach issues. His body will shake & shake. He throws up flem. This will last a few hours or up to 24 hours. This usually occurs one a week to once every 2 weeks. Sometimes twice in one week. He just wants to be held. I definitely accommodate him.
Thank you for your continued support for this special little guy. He is so full of life & love. He has definitely brought so much joy, love & companionship to me. I dont know what I would do without him.
Update 12/19/19: Evo turned 15 on November 26, 2019. This is an astonishing feat, considering his health issues.
I received Evo when he was 9 months old. He was an owner surrender. They knew of Evo's health issues, and didn't want to deal with it. This little guy has been the BEST BLESSING I've ever received. Evo has a condition called Megaesophagus. All of his food does not go down his esophagus and into his stomach. Some of the food stays there and he ends up regurgitating it.
His condition isn't quite as bad as it used to be. Evo suffers from stomach issues as well. His little body will shake and shake and he throws up yellow phlegm, which is stomach bile. This will last a few hours to over 24 hours. He will not eat and just wants to be held. I certainly accommodate him on that! :)
Evo's sight has gotten worse. His eyes are cloudy. He also has tunnel vision. So, he doesn't see well to the left or right. He is starting to have difficulty using the steps. He still does try, but from time to time, he misjudges a step and falls. I try to get him before he goes down the steps, which I can usually do. I typically carry him up and down. I am blessed that I now get to work from home 90% of the time so I'm around to handle his care and needs.
Evo loves me being so available. He lays on my lap almost the entire day. If he's not on my lap, he is laying in his bed right behind me. I give Evo soft dog food. He also gets chicken & rice & turkey burger. I put it in a mini chopper and grind it up so it's easier for him to eat and swallow. Evo is truly a special little guy who I am so blessed to have in my life.
Thank you for reading Evo's bio and in advance for any donations to help towards his care.
Update 4/6/18: Evo turned 13 on Nov 26, 2017! I can't believe I've had him since he was 9 months old. I am so blessed to have this little boy in my life.
Almost everyday is a struggle for him with his Mega-E condition and his stomach issues. At least twice a week, sometimes more, his little body shakes and shakes and then he vomits phlegm. This usually lasts 12-24 hours, then once it passes, he is ready to eat. He won't eat or take his pills when he gets like this. I hold him and try to keep him calm.
I have to monitor how much water he drinks, because if he drinks too much it triggers his Megaesophagus condition and he will throw it up.
Evo likes to be outside when the weather is warm. We go on walks, which he loves. Unfortunately we haven't had warm weather in PA for a while.
Evo is a cuddler. He cuddles with me everyday. I am fortunate to be able to work from home a few days a week, and he lays in his doggie carry bag on my lap. He likes to snuggle in it.
This little boy is a trooper. He loves people and they love him. He needs to gain some weight. I feed him a few times a day & whenever he is hungry.
Since he has stomach issues and doesn't eat sometimes for a whole day, I make sure to feed him a few times a day and whenever he's hungry to help put weight on him.
I have a great vet, who has helped with Evo's care and I do whatever it takes to make this little boy happy and healthy as possible. Thank you for your support.
Update 12/1/17: Evo is doing good. He has an episode about once a week where he doesn't eat and then his little body starts shaking and he throws up. It's just phlegm that comes up since he doesn't have anything in his stomach. It lasts for 24 hours then he feels better, He will sit in the kitchen to let me know he is hungry and to please feed him. Which I accommodate him right away!! Evo is on heart medication and lasix to keep fluid out of his lungs due to his congestive heart failure.
Evo just turned 13 last Sunday 11/26/17. I can't believe it. I am so blessed to still have him. Considering his health conditions having him to be 13 is amazing!! I am so blessed!!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to help towards Evo's care. He is a special little boy who I am so glad to have in my life!!
Update 2/15/17: Evo has been doing well for the most part, but for the past two months, once a week, he goes through these spells.
His little body shakes uncontrollably and he throws up flem. He doesn't eat & won't take his pills. Foster Mom discussed this with her vet, and he indicates it's due to the medications Evo is on. The medication upsets his stomach. He gave a pill to give to Evo when this happens which calms his stomach. His foster Mom feels so helpless when he goes through these spells. He wants foster Mom to hold him, which she does and keeps him as calm as possible. It lasts sometimes a few hours or up to 24 hours. Foster Mom always stays home with him and works from home when he gets like this.
He is a trooper though. Always bounces back. He is such a strong little boy.
Foster Mom keeps baby food on hand, and gives him that when he doesn't want to eat his regular food. She also makes him chicken & turkey burger with rice chopped up finely.
When he isn't going through these spells, he is such a happy little boy. His foster Mom says she is so blessed to have him with me as long as she has.
He is 12 & still plays with his toys. He regurgitates almost every night but isn't that much. Thank you for reading Evo's bio and for your support.
Update 11/2/16 Evo's foster Mom has this Update: Evo has been doing pretty well these past months. Praise the Lord!! He drinks a lot of water due to him being on Laxitives. I have to monitor his drinking because he just drinks and drinks and that in turn affects his Mega-E condition. He regurgitates the water. This does happen almost every day. He just got a hair cut this past Friday 10/28/16 He looks so good. Although he doesn't hold still for the groomer. I stay with him while he gets groomed. I stand right at the table. There's days where he only eats breakfast and doesn't want supper. I always have nutra-cal on hand to give him so he gets nutrients in him.
Evo will be 12 years old on November 24th! I can't believe it. This is not the norm for a dog with Mega-E. I contribute his long life to lots of love and for my vet giving me the understanding of his condition and how to treat him. My vet for always being there and knowing what to do for Evo. I can't imagine my life without him! Nor do I want to! Thank you to all the donors who help towards Evo's care, you have made such a difference and are a tribute to having Evo be able to celebrate his 12th birthday!!
Update 04/28/16: For the most part Evo has been doing okay. He has good days and bad days. Unfortunately the bad days come about once every two weeks. On bad days, he doesn't eat for me and won't take his pills. His little body shakes and shakes. He regurgitates flem...a lot of it.
I feel so bad for him. He wants me to hold him. I most certainly do and I even work from home when he has a bad day. I have a doggie bag, he loves to be carried in and I put him in that and he sits on my lap all day while I work from home. I try several times throughout the day to try and get him to eat, but I know it has to run its course and by the next day he is usually feeling better. But to see him go through this every two weeks is heart breaking. His little body shaking and his breathing is raspy. But I give him lots of love and keep him as comfortable as possible. It usually lasts for a 24 hour period. I have a pill to give him for his stomach and he will usually take it the next day after he feels better. This helps to calm his stomach. He is on lasix which makes him drink a lot of water. In turn this is not good for his mega-E condition. So I have to monitor his water intake.
I try to take Evo for walks as much as possible. I do believe this helps him and he likes to go for walks. He also has congenital heart failure. But taking him on walks, I believe, helps his heart to be a little stronger.
He is such a special little boy and to be 10 years old with this condition is rare but I am doing everything possible to keep him as healthy as possible with lots of love, eating healthy and exercise.
Your donations make that possible.
Evo's Foster Forever Mom
To date we've spent $5412.89 on Evo FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $4475.00 in donations.
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Hope (Calliope) FO
Hope is a 2-year-old, 10 pound Yorkie girl living in her Forever Ours foster home near Clarksville, TN.
THANK YOU TO HOPE's RESCUE ANGELS!
Trula Montgomery, Sheryl Martin, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Alexa Socha, Jennifer Bullington, Alexa Socha, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Alexa Socha, Jennifer Bullington, Alexa Socha, Lauren Radencic, Susan Matteo, Barbara Burgess, Laura Bentley, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Collections from various donors-Jennifer Bullington, Lynne Turner, Jan Freeman
THANK YOU TO HOPE'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Karry Rogers, Alexa Socha Rowan, Carol Arrington Gragson, Gary Arthur
Calliope-Hope Has been with UYR for almost 3yrs. She is 3 1/2 years old and weighs 12lbs. She came to us from a shelter. She did not appear to have been socialized at all. Thru her time with UYR she has been thru many vet visits trying to assist her with her behavioral problems. She is afraid of everything and is very untrusting. The dogters also believe she has nneurological problems. Calliope was adopted out early on and they took very good care of her but were unable to handle her specific issues. She was returned to her adopted family and they have let her be her. She does take medicine daily to assist with her anxiety and anger issues. Foster Mom and Dad have noticed over the past 2 years she is slowly very slowly beginning to trust her foster family. However her anxiety does flair up and we see the Calliope we first met. She does best when her daily routine is not changed. She does not like to leave the house this almost always causes her to have an episode. UYR decided not to put her thru any additional truama by trying to adpot her out... She is staying with her foster family where they are willing to deal with her episodes and give her all the love she deserves. Looking at this sweet girl you would not realize all she has going on in her head. You can see in her face that she just wants to be loved however her episodes keep her from truly letting go and receiving love. If you feel led to donate to Calliope-Hope and help UYR in managing her care it would be truly appreciated.
Calliope-Hope is doing well in her foster home. She had her annual check-up and all things are good.... We are still treating her for heartworms using the slow kill method instead of putting her thru the harsh injections protocol. We have changed some of her medications to try and help her with her behavioral issues. She does well as long as she is allowed to do her on thing. Any changes in her normal routine will cause her to have an episode. She is very loving anytime she has an episode she is always very upset once it passes and realizing that she has hurt you. She is starting to interact more with her foster brothers and sisters but is still very afraid if they get to rough with her or over excited to play with her. Calliope special needs will always be a part of her life. But her foster parents except her and work with her daily to try and help her live her best life. Calliope takes 3 medications twice daily. Her medications can be costly so any assistance would be appreciated.
Calliope-Hope is still working thru her behavioral issues. We are getting ready to return to Dogtor for her annual check up and to have labwork down to evaluate the effects of the medications she takes daily to help her thru life. We have good days and bad days. She loves to be with her foster mom and dad she feels secure with them... but still many sounds and activities scare and cause her to retreat under the bed which is her safe spot. Her family is very patient with her and interacts with her at her comfort level. We feel this will be the process Calliope requires for her entire life. She is a happy girl most days... so we enjoy these days and accept the bads days along with them. Please help UYR to continue to care for Calliope-Hope so that she will continue to be able to live her best life. All donations toward her care a greatly appreciated.
Calliope-Hope is doing better in her forever ours foster home. Her foster parents are working with her medications to find a dosage that will help her live her best life.
Calliope-Hope's dogtors think that she is having mild seizures which may be causing some of her behavioral issues. They have now put her on seizure medication which seems to be helping with some of the "episodes" she has causing her to be aggressive towards those she loves. Since starting her medication her foster mom has been encouraged and taking note of each small step she makes.... we are seeing fewer episodes however she is still scared of EVERYTHING.... she doesn't like loud noises at all. They continue to work with her daily and are proud of any small step she makes toward living her best life. Please keep us all in your prayers as we continue to work with Calliope-Hope. Any donations are greatly appreciated to assist with her medications and other medical needs. #WeLoveCalliope-Hope
Hope was adopted to a great family 07/05/2018, but sadly all of Hope's behavioral issues have only gotten worse since her adoption so she has been returned with much sadness by her adoptive family who loved her very much and tried their best to make her adoption work out. Hope can be sweet 80% of the time but will suddenly and unexpectedly act out aggressively towards humans the rest of the time. We have hired behaviorists to work with her, tried different types of medication and this still seems to be an issue for Hope. She does best when left to her own devices and thankfully Hope's foster Mom loves her and is happy to provide Hope a safe home for the rest of her life. We will continue to work with hope to try to help her have a great quality of life as a Forever Ours dog. She is young at age two so anyone willing to sponsor Hope through ongoing monthly donations would be a huge blessing to Hope, her foster Mom and UYR. To donate towards her ongoing care please click the PayPal button below.
To date we've spent $3191.73 on Hope (Calliope) FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1258.48 in donations.
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The handsome Jasper is a 9-year-old, 7 pound Yorkie boy residing in TX.
THANK YOU TO JASPER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Bonnie Vaupel, Patricia Hicks, Lynnett Price, Olga Stecker, Sonja James, Meighan Hornady, Ronda Lancaster, Tuyet Flink, Angie Cagle, Sandra Wendt, Stephanie Morgan, Lynne Turner, Meagan Celmer, Karry Rogers, Paul Sherman, Leslie Corbell, Deanne Coleman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Erin Poole, Jane St. John, Josh Lytton, Amy Chernault, Jan Freeman, Denise Stone, Jan Freeman, Carol Kathrein, Cynthia Williams, Tonya Lillig, Cynthia McNeil, Phyllis Lewis, Barbara Carvalho, Hilda Bacardi, Lynne Turner, Maria Stevens, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Jane St. John, Judy Smith, Helen Miller, Chardelle Blasberg, Chardelle Blasberg, Domenica Molinari, Angie Little, Theresa Coyer, Tena Payne, Gretchen Stevens, Garrett Hamilton, Julia Collick, Lori Palmer, Susan Tackett, Jodi Pistler, Marianne Alicea, Michelle Lingle, Hilda Bacardi, Nestor Sanchez, Betsy Loureiro, Johnell Costa, Angie Little, Olga Stecker, Teresa Beament, Sandra Wendt, Kathy Pekarsky, Susan Klingbeil, Theresa Beament, John Sauser, Wendy Henry, Teresa Beament, Jane St. John, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Sandy Pagnotta, Eric Kittell, Jane St. John, Louann Larson, Holly Keller, Angie Cagle, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandra Wendt, Teresa Beament, Janet Davidson, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Paul Clark, Karry Rogers, Donna Williams, Cheryl Scrupski, Debra Weaver, Cynthia Duranti, Cheryl Scrupski, Cynthia McNeil, Irene and Peter Havas, Sandra Wendt, Wendy Klinke, Lauren Zimmerman, Judi Laverty, Teresa Beament, Allison Triplett, Teresa Beament, Anonymous Facebook Donors
Update 11-4-20: Ahhh this little man has stolen so many hearts...United Yorkie Rescue Forever Ours ~~JASPER~~. Jasper came to us a little over 4yrs ago. He was dying in a backyard and his owners told a neighbor to please take him, they didn't want him. I quickly made a 4.5hr drive when we were asked to help and this was the beginning of his fight for life. Sweet Jasper, this precious boy, had no fur and scabs all over his poor malnourished body. He received much needed fluids at the vet and that afternoon and the next day he had seizures. Jasper was HW positive, with the most horrific case of heartworm infestation they had ever seen. It took 3 years to test heartworm negative and Jasper has died twice during this time frame. God thankfully helped me bring him back, while the ER worked their magic to allow us to bring him home!
Today Jasper cannot play or get excited without going into coughing attacks. Heartworm disease has affected his heart and lungs. He walks like he is an old man and tires easily. Jasper was only 3 years old when he was rescued, so it's been very hard to see such a young baby struggle like an elderly senior dog. Jasper gets follow-up vet visits often and soon we will reassess his heart. Remember United Yorkie Rescue's Forever Ours if you're ever looking to sponsor a sweet baby in need. Their care is monthly maintenance of their health conditions, and with your donations, that allows us to continue their mission with these babies. As always, bless you and thank you for loving our babies.
Update 11-18-18: Jasper is in trouble and desperately needs your help. Early this morning I was awakened with the sounds of a dog getting sick and a horrible cry of pain and agony. Jasper, who lays next me, was in a contorted stiff position with eyes glazed and retching or seizing then stopped breathing. I rushed to my husband in the living room placed him on the chair and started rescue breathing and compression's, then took my finger a couple of times to swipe his mouth and throat to see if he had aspirated but nothing. I ran to the back door since the cold front was blowing in and stood in the cold whispering to him as I tried soft compression's and his chest moved. We gathered him up and rushed to the ER as he wretched and defecated while he didn't move his head nor his eyes.
As of now, Jasper is in the oxygen chamber. Jasper's blood work is a mess. He was severely dehydrated and his pancreatic values are OFF THE CHARTS as well. His liver is also suffering. His poor little heart is trying to fight and we are already at the tune of $3000. He will need additional support as well after this specialty care. Please help us save this little love bug. Help us give Jasper his Christmas Miracle with the start of thankful Thanksgiving. I will keep all of you updated and God Bless you ALL!!
UPDATE BIO. 9/21/2018 Oh what an angel he is!! Jasper came to United Yorkie Rescue as a 3yr, 5lb very very sick baby and is now a Forever Ours. For those who don't know his story, Jasper was brought into rescue at death's door after being abandoned in a backyard. Poor baby initially suffered two seizure because his little body was so malnourished.
A few months after stability, he suffered cardiac arrest after an initial modified attempt to cure his horrific heart worms. He was brought back to life in my home, rushed to the ER for immediate care and suffered heart and lung damage due to throwing an embolism and the immense sloughing of heart worms that this little baby had within him. His second ultrasound showed that he could never continue the treatment due to the position on the worms in his pulmonary artery. Jasper continues to receive his monthly Heartguard preventative, and on day 3 or 4 it takes a toll on his body.
We will soon revisit the vet to check to see if Jasper is heart worm free. There have been cases noted where after years of doxy and Heartguard, dogs have become heart worm free! Although damage is already done, I pray one day this this sweet baby will be rid of them. Please continue to support UYR (www.uyr.us) with their Forever Ours babies, they will never be placed for adoption, but all of these babies will need medical care the rest of their lives. Jasper and I thank you and bless you for all for just loving them.
4/13/18 Update: We are slowly approaching 2 years since our sweet 4yr old, 5.8 lb Forever Ours Jasper came into our rescue in August of 2016. For those who have read his story, it is one of the utmost severe neglect and abuse. Jasper has come far from seizures, dehydration, emaciated, hairless and waxy eared, full of sores, the worst heart worm disease ever seen by vets, and even to die and come back from death... just look at how beautiful this sweet angel looks today. Jasper has truly blessed our household in so many ways, He seems to have such a gentle sweet and a unique way to connect to the rescues that come into my home. When Jasper knows that Hank may not be having a good day, he will go up to that sweet baby and lay by him and give him the sweetest kisses. Jasper also realizes his lungs and heart and not the best, so he mouth plays with Abby my Maltese. His favorite type of play is to be "foreman" on the job of play and stand there and bark at whoever is doing the playing LOL. He is also very intelligent and will bark at you to follow him and put him to bed in my room when he's ready for his nap and bedtime. Snuggling with momma or just on a soft blanket is his favorite activity of the day. Some of my cutest pictures are of this love bug as he just snuggles into the covers...so so cute! Jasper also just loves everyone and will ask for you to pick him up. Who could resist this face ❤
With all the sweetness and how Jasper looks to date, we need to always remember his sickness is on the inside, which we will always be monitoring and keeping in check the rest of this young babies life. Jasper also has extremely bad patellas and we started addressing those just recently. He will have a recheck next Monday to evaluate the healing of his first surgery as he still pampers that leg.
Please remember our Forever Ours babies. They are a part of all of our lives and a part of our family, but their care will always continue through the rescue till God has called them home. Donations are why we able to save all of these angels and because of all of you...you make this possible. Jasper sends his love for all you have done for him and I as well. Bless you all!!
To date we've spent $13190.55 on Jasper FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $9468.55 in donations.
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Jasper Riley FO
Jasper Riley Is a 15 year old ( estimated ) Yorkie mix boy who weighs 9.8 pounds. He is being fostered near Ashland City, TN.
THANK YOU TO JASPER RILEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy
Updated Bio 10/22/20
For those of you who dont know his story Jasper Riley was a man of the streets for no telling how long till someone found him wandering and took him to a shelter. He was very dirty, matted, and had super long nails. He had horrible teeth and did not want anyone at all to touch his mouth because of the severe pain. He also suffered from bad skin irritations and very bad ear infections that caused him a lot of pain. Jasper Riley is Blind and mostly deaf ( probably due to the ear infections) You have to pet him gently from the back so you do not startle him when picking up. He may hear some high pitch sounds. The amazing thing is that the shelter he ended up in took care of all his bloodwork, shots, grooming and dental work (he lost 13 teeth) He is heart worm negative and has been treated for parasites already. He was neutered prior to coming to the shelter at some point in his life. Love and care can do wonders for these senior doggies. Jasper Riley has been in rescue since March. Since then, his beautiful hair is growing and his skin is healing due to the medicated baths he is given twice a week. . He enjoys roaming around outside and has found his trail to the water bowl and back to his favorite spot in his own bed right by foster moms He loves to eat and also gets a special vitamin for his skin every other day. Jasper Riley loves to be petted and will lay beside you on the couch. He is very temperamental and will bite if startled and will bite during bath time and grooming time. He is now a Forever ours due to being blind , deaf , 15 years old and can bite. For the most part he is a happy fellow who loves his routine. He eats well and enjoys his 3 doggie beds he lays on in all the different spots in the house. He does get along with the other dogs in the home.
To date we've spent $1059.82 on Jasper Riley FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $30.00 in donations.
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Meet Jersey, a sweet 9 year old, 8 pound little girl being fostered in Leander, TX. She became a Forever Ours foster in October, 2019.
THANK YOU TO JERSEY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jonisha McKiddey, Todd Rountree, Todd Rountree, Behnaz Memarzadeh, Todd Rountree, Ellen Chokreff, Hope J Hope, Angie Cagle, Sandy Pagnotta, Adrienne Cosato, Alexa Socha, Alexa Socha, Jay Hanagan...Happy Mother's Day to my wife Jamie, the best terrier mom ever!, Ingeborg Muller, Allison Feierabend
11/6/20 - Well, it's been a year since I've told everyone about my myself and am excited to share the details of my life. I have really settled into life with my Forever Ours foster family and couldn't be happier. I do still have a long list of medications everyday and still suffer falls from time to time, but life in general is good. With three herniated discs in my neck, a congenital disease that is causing my spine to grow into the area of my brain that controls motor function, gall bladder issues, and dry eye syndrome, it's a wonder why I am such a happy girl. But nothing will bring me down.
Mom and dad got a new ramp for me so I can now go outside and come back in on my own. I showed them how smart I am by taking to the new ramp within minutes of them getting it set up. Now I prefer to walk on my own rather than being picked up to navigate the small step to the back yard. In fact, I like the freedom so much that I frequently go for long walks around the backyard taking in the sights and smells all by myself. At least I think I am by myself, but I know mom and dad are watching close. I am still very food motivated and have no problem letting mom and dad know when it's time to eat, or if I just want a treat. I will let out a little bark/grunt, but if that doesn't work then I will start to dance. That's what dad calls it anyway. I lift my front leg and rock back and forth, kind of like a pony, and then spin in a circle. Dad tries to video it, but I stop right before he gets his camera ready. Lol:-) I don't want to break the internet with my cuteness.
10/27/19: Hello everybody! I wanted to give a quick update on how I am doing with my forever family. What started as a foster has developed into my being able to stay here for the rest of my life. And I couldn't be more excited. Although my health is not great and I do still deal with occasional falls, I absolutely LOVE my mom and dad. They take great care of me getting me in and out of the yard when I need to go. Since there is a few steps to get down to the yard, I need a "lift" going up and down. I get to sleep in bed with mom and dad and my new brother Pepe. He can be a little feisty at times, but we have learned to give each other our space so there are no issues. I have plenty of beds to lay in, as mom and dad keep several around for the other fosters that come and go. I am always willing to help train the new pups in the routine around here. I am housetrained and I expect the same from my foster siblings. I tend to set the schedule, but all others usually follow when I need to go out. I still love my feeding times and am not shy about letting you know when it is time to eat. Mom and dad have been giving me great food, but in moderation as I needed to lose a few. I think I am down a couple pounds and beginning to reach my ideal weight. This can only help my physical condition and maybe not fall as much. I will go see the dogtor tomorrow and maybe get scheduled for a much needed dental. I'm sure they will take some blood to see how my current meds are doing and to be sure I am healthy enough for the dental. I can't wait to give my dad some kisses with fresh breath. Although I do love mom, I have a special bond with dad and he's the only one I give kisses to. Maybe it's because he sometimes takes me to work with him. I have my own bed in his office and all the folks at his work come by to visit and give me a rub. Now if only I could get him to take me on the trips he frequently takes........
Until next time,
6/28/19 Today Jersey became a Forever Ours pup who will live out her life with her loving foster parents in Leander, TX.
To date we've spent $5277.38 on Jersey FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1286.34 in donations.
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Lily is a sweet 3 pound, 11 year old Yorkie girl being fostered in Maryland. She suffers from Protein Losing Enteropathy which is an incurable condition. She just became a Forever Ours Pup who will live out her life with her foster mom.
THANK YOU TO LILY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Mary Whitaker, Sandy Pagnotta, Sylvia Stapleton, Erik Ebert, Sasha Aaronson, Carol Baker, Holly Keller, Sandy Rodabaugh, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Glenda Irving, Paul Clark, Sandra Wendt, Kathleen Bogosian, Barbara Gere, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Jeffrey Gere, Sharon LaMasney, Barbara Gere
THANK YOU TO LILY'S FACEBOOK DONORS
Karry Rogers, Gail VanDermark-Kimiecik, Barbara Burgess, Theresa Viviano McDivitt, Karen McKeand, Alexa Socha Rowan, Lucy Hall, Sandra Richard Naquin, Kristen LaBrie in memory of Chewy Tardif
THANK YOU TO ANGIE'S HAPPY BIRTHDAY FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER DONORS FOR LILY
Ashley Cagle, Patrick Cagle, Angie Cagle, Anne Broadfoot, Terri Horton Moore, Celeste Bichey
Update 4/29/20: Lily is now a Forever Ours girl and I couldn't be happier! Lily is the most petite girl with the biggest personality. She can have two Pit Bulls bowing to her commands. Actually she's really bossy and a little obnoxious, and just happens to be surrounded by amazing fur family. Lily in all her energy goes down quickly. She still has her lifelong disease of PLE. Some days she's running the pack and some days she barely moves. I can't count the times I almost lost her. But since her vets gave up on her 1 1/2 years ago, we are blessed. Lily's amazing mom wouldn't give up. She networked to get her beloved girl to someone who could save her. I had experience and United Yorkie Rescue was happy to try to save her. Through her new vets, diet, drugs, tears, and prayers, this little girl is still alive. Welcome sweet Lily, my sweet forever ours girl. You are loved by many.
UPDATE Bio: 09/11/19. Lily is the tiniest three pound little girl with a really big health issue. Lily has PLE, Protein Losing Enteropathy. She came cross country to United Yorkie Rescue because her foster mom has experience with the disease. Recommended for euthanasia last January, it's been nine months and she's still with us.
Lily requires periodic vet checks and a rather expensive diet and supplement program. Combined, she's avoiding the worst symptoms of the disease that will eventually lead to the end of her life. With careful attention, Lily may live a few years and that's our goal.
Please consider donating to Lily's vet bills. The blood tests tell us how to proceed and keep her comfortable
To date we've spent $2255.86 on Lily WV's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1375.00 in donations.
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Loki WI FO
Loki, an 11 year old 5 pound male was just classified as a Forever Ours Foster. He is being fostered in Madison, WI.
THANK YOU TO LOKI'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Mark Maddox, Kate Young, Angela Horrighs, Becky Lansing, Maureen Jackson, Katalin Nagy-Takio, Kate Young, Carol Nelson, Cindy Foster, Jessica Lundquist, Beth Tessman, Wendy Fuhrmaneck
THANK YOU TO LOKI'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Karry Rogers, Christine Dwyer, Isabel Escobar, Mary Fendrich, Melanie Walters, Jill Landers, Janet Davidson, Mary Munsell Abroe, Chris Ahern, Jay Munsell, Suzanne Harro, Christine Flaherty, Jane Weese, Anne Hicks, Jean DeVegter, Dianne Parker, Barbara Burgess, Linda Worsham, Alexa Socha Rowan, Barbara Burgess, Lucy Hall, Janet Davidson
11/6/19 Loki's continued health issues (allergies), inappetence, inability to gain weight and seizures prompted us to make him a Forever Ours Foster where he will live the remainder of his life with his loving foster mom.
To date we've spent $8543.18 on Loki WI FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2795.00 in donations.
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Maggie May FO
THANK YOU TO MAGGIE MAY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Denise Fantetti, Darlene Schultz, Sandra Wendt, Raygan Stone, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Stephanie Groves, Stephanie Groves, Gail Sherman, Melissa Chiera, Karry Rogers, Angie Cagle, Sandra Wendt, Rebecca Root, Noreen Deckard
5/20/19 Sweet Maggie May, came into foster care with UYR in December 2017, at age 5. It was obvious that she had several alarming issues. Extensive testing was done on Maggie May through a Neurologist, including an MRI and spinal tap. It was determined that Maggie May has left forebrain lesions and was diagnosed with Meningoencephalitis (MUO). She was immediately prescribed "prednisone" on a daily basis to help her. Although she still walks in circles all the time, she functions much better. She was also tested for regurgitation issues and given an abdominal ultrasound. She was put on soft, canned, prescription dog food. Keeping food down has improved as long as she does not overeat. Her weight has increased from 3.5 lbs to 5.0 lbs.
Maggie May also had medial patellar luxation and possible cranial cruciate ligament tear. She has hind right limb lameness and decreased right thigh muscle circumference.
Maggie May is no longer shy and timid. It took almost a year for her to develop her personality and to trust. She has become a very loving little girl. We get kisses and she likes to snuggle with us anytime we sit down. Of course, she also has to sleep with us. She loves to be in the sunlight and breeze. At dinnertime, she will even show us how she can run in circles. She does like to eat.
In March, 2019, Maggie May became a Forever Ours girl. The cost of Maggie May's testing exceeded $3,600. We would be so grateful if you could help UYR continue to help Maggie May and those like her in our Forever Ours program, by donating. We together can continue our mission of saving lives.
We don't know what her future holds, but we will be here for her and keep her safe and love her as long as she lives.
Maggie May's Foster Mom
To date we've spent $4236.12 on Maggie May FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $2200.92 in donations.
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Meet Merry, a Christmas rescue, who is now 16 years old. She is blind, weighs 5 lb. and is living out her life with foster mom in Maryland.
THANK YOU TO MERRY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Teresa Beament, Jeffrey Merrell, Jane Montford, Angie Cagle, Sandy Rodabaugh, Carol Nelson, Lynne Turner, Karry Rogers, April Delaney, Kathie Stander, Bonnie Vaupel, Debra St. Clair, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Wendy Henry, Steven Annese, Cathy Gallagher, Angie CaTgle, Bernadette Robinson, Teresa Beament, Mary Hartman, Sandy Pagnotta, Craig Seal, Phyllis Stapleton, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Erik Ebert, Mary Whitaker, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Teresa Beament, Cheryl Scrupski, Lauren Satterfield, Wendy Henry, Barbara Gere
THANK YOU TO MERRY'S FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER DONORS
Susan Taylor, Karry Rogers, Lori Katt, Sharon Ann Medina, Jackie Pittenger, Darleen Stein, Matt Gann, Liz Manzanares, Sarah Taylor, Jenny Barnes, Bonnie Vaupel, Christine Flaherty, Yoly Velez-Tarr, Cindy Jo Creighton, Barbara Burgess, Alexandria Puello, Nancy Babcock, LouAnn Cochran Bowling, Sandy Chan, Linda Borshay, Lucy Hall, Jill Landers
Update 4/29/20: Today Merry and her buddy Lily became Forever Ours pups. What can I say about amazing Merry? This little tiny 15 year old girl always amazes me. Merry is a daily blessing 1 1/2 years after finding her collapsed and starving on the streets of Brooklyn. Filled with mammary tumors, she was nursed back to health and got a dental, spay, and tumors removed. I am so happy to report that Merry is now a Forever Ours girl. She will remain with her foster family and me, her mom, forever! I'm over the moon! Merry just had a checkup and she is just as happy as can be. She has lost all but the last bit of her sight but she doesn't care. She loves all of her furry brothers and sisters, she's the first to greet me when I walk in, and the one that snuggles the best. Whether it's me or her 60 pound brother, Merry just wants to be part of the family. Merry still struggles with eating as most of her bottom jaw is gone. She can't gain weight but eats huge meals. Mommy cooks all of her meals with real chicken, tumeric, lots of veggies and fruits, and topped with Manuka honey and probiotic yogurt. Merry will be crazy spoiled in her retirement years.
UPDATE BIO: 09/11/19. Merry, the tiny three pound senior found collapsed on the streets of Brooklyn last December, is still with us. After spending months building up her strength, she had three surgeries. She had multiple mammary tumors removed, a spay, and her last teeth removed.
Fifteen years old Merry is doing well but cannot seem to gain weight. She gets a very good diet and it seems to keep her going. Foster mom cooks for her and gives her Manuka honey and golden paste to heal her tiny body. Soon she will return to the vet to see if her tumors came back.
Please consider donating to sweet little Merry. Her surgeries were costly and she needs a recheck.
To date we've spent $1922.17 on Merry's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1725.00 in donations.
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Meet Miloh a 14 year old, 10 pound Silky Terrier . He is being fostered in Hiawassee,GA
THANK YOU TO MILOH'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jennifer Eusner, Holly Keller, Holly Keller, Barbara Burgess, Holly Keller, Holly Keller, Alexa Socha, Holly Keller, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Barbara Burgess, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Sandy Pagnotta, Alexa Socha, Barbara Burgess, Karry Rogers, Barbara Gere
THANK YOU TO MILOH'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Brenda Bargers, Valerie Vaughan, Jill Landers, Valerie Wheaton, Alexa Socha Rowan, Chris Ahern
Updated Bio 10/22/20 Miloh is advancing in years but seems to be outwardly about the same. Still definitely needs his Belly Band because of excess urine. His levels have not gotten a lot worse but at this point we are dealing with arthritis of the spine and have him on daily doses of Galiprant. This drug has helped his mobility some. He is also not seeing as well as he did previously. We basically eat, sleep, eat, and every now and then go out on the front porch to enjoy the sun. And he is also more than happy to snap up a treat. I think for his age and physical and emotional problems he is doing as well as we could hope. He is an awfully good boy. And tries very hard despite his problems .
Forever ours updates Bio: Recently Milo has had his senior panel repeated along with his kidney values. Unfortunately his kidney values were very high and the vets conclusion is that he has finally entered the beginning of kidney failure. We have him on several medications to help with this and support his levels. Milo is a little slower now than he had been before but still has that loving wonderful little personality and loves to be near you. Occasionally he still does play with his toys but it is obvious that he has slow down some. The good news is that he appears to be in no pain whatsoever and we are just trying to keep his levels from going any higher. He definitely appreciates all the attention he gets and hes so happy to be in his forever home.
Forever Ours Initial Bio
I just celebrated my 12th birthday! My foster family made me feel so special ..... and it was a special time too because I am now. UYR Forever Ours Boy. Given my incontinence, my age and my finally coming to feel safe and loved in my foster home the leaders along with my foster Mom decided that is the best outcome for me. I an older guy but you wouldn't know it because I have energy and love to play! I love toys and especially playing tug of war and fetch with them. I love leash walks and car rides too. I even love bath time! But my favorite thing to do is snuggle with my person and have them rub my belly because that makes me feel very loved and content. But today I found out I will get to spend the rest of my life with my Foster Family.
To date we've spent $3531.28 on Miloh FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1855.07 in donations.
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Rhett Muttler FO
Meet Rhett Muttler an adorable 12-year-old (estimated), 8 pound Yorkie gentleman who will live out his life in his foster home in Boydton, VA.
THANK YOU TO RHETT MUTTLER'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Trula Montgomery, Trula Montgomery, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Lauren Zimmerman, Alexa Socha, Irene and Peter Havas in memory of darling Happy, Mary Hunton
THANK YOU TO RHETT'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Chris Ahern, Malinda Mahan, Susan F Tackett, Ric O'Neill, Lilly Rodriguez
Update 11/4/20: Rhett is a sweetheart. The people in the vets office love him. He is on three medications twice daily for his severely enlarged heart. Sometimes he has to have a heart medication a third time in the day. He wakes up coughing very badly. (fluid around his heart) and coughs during the night. Im surprised (but delighted) hes lived two years. He is very loving and loves to sleep with his head on my shoulder. He has his moments with some of the other dogs (all male). Rhett has not been neutered due to his heart. He recently injured the tendon in a back leg but cant be operated on because of his heart but he has not slowed down any.. He runs and plays with the others. Because of the medications hes on, he pees frequently so wraps come in handy. Im truly blessed to have him and cherish every day I have with him. He only has three teeth but he can definitely nip a male of the human race. I think a male must have hurt him at some point in time.
Forever Ours Update 5/17/19
Hi UYR fans, it's me Rhett! I just stopped in to say THANK YOU for supporting me and all of UYR's "Forever Ours" unadoptable and terminally ill Yorkies. Through your support, you give dogs like us great quality of life and loving forever foster homes to live out our days in comfort and happiness.
I have congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. It used to make me feel yucky but with 3 special medications I get every day I am doing really well! Foster Momma says with my meds my conditions don't slow me down at all! I love to play with my furry BFFs Miley and Scooter and I'm a bit of a Romeo too because I'm very affectionate and I just love the girls! When we play fetch, I steal the ball and run away with it! I love the outdoors and playing with toys. I have put on some weight (I needed to) and I feel healthy and happy. I sleep with my foster Mom every night and she calls me her little love bug. Life is good thanks to you and the love and support you send my way! To support me and any "Forever Ours" Yorkies please click the PayPal link below and Thank You!
To date we've spent $1686.53 on Rhett Muttler FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $330.62 in donations.
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Scruffy is a 9 year old male poodle who came with his "Yorkie brother", Poppy. Scruffy became a Forever Ours pup because of his anxiety and biting behavior. He is living his life out with foster mom and dad and foster siblings in Urbandale, IA
THANK YOU TO SCRUFFY'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Jennifer and Joel Tobiansky, Sandra Wendt, Sandra Wendt
Update Bio. 06/02/17. Scruffy is as spoiled as ever. He growls as much, as always, I forget to tell people who don't know him that he's harmless. The family doesn't notice it anymore. I taught Scruffy not to bite, and he's taught us to follow his schedule.
Our "Forever Ours" boy Scruffy, isn't so Scruffy anymore. His foster Mom is "brushing up" on poodle cuts! Scruffy is spoiled sweet. He still growls when you touch him, but hasn't bitten for a very long time. The other dogs have learned to ignore the growls now. His Forever foster Mom got him a new name tag calling him "King Scuffy" that fits his attitude well. His Forever Ours foster family enjoys him very much and he seems much more relaxed since becoming a permanent part of a family. Stayed tuned for more updates.
On 8/20/16 we chose to make Scruffy a Forever Ours dog to remain with his foster mom and dad for the remainder of his life. Scruffy came to us with his Yorkie "brother" Poppy in March 2016. While it wasn't reported at the time, we have since learned that Scruffy shows some aggressive behavior that resulted in biting his foster dad and another visitor to the home. Because Scruffy appears to be a "grumpy" fellow and although he will growl to warn he isn't happy, we are not comfortable adopting him out to a forever family. His foster mom knows how to handle his behavior so he will live out his remaining years in her home.
To date we've spent $1297.00 on Scruffy's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $800.00 in donations.
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Beautiful Gizmo Needs Your Help
TN Gizmo FO
TN Gizmo is a beautiful Yorkie boy who just became a Forever Ours. He is being fostered in Tennessee.
THANK YOU TO TN GIZMO'S RESCUE ANGELS!
Sandy Pagnotta, Sheryl Martin, Cindy Mitchell-Clark, Leslie Corbell, Sherrie Stoner, Jan Freeman, Julie Wiegert, Teresa Beament, Trula Montgomery, Jane Weese, Jean deVegter, Holly Keller, Trula Montgomery, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Erin Bennett, Linda Neilson, Wendy Fuhrmaneck, Mercy Rock
THANK YOU TO GIZMO'S FACEBOOK DONORS!
Karry Rogers, Alexa Socha Rowan, Barbara Burgess, Julie Clark, Shawanna Potter Swanson, Linda Jackson Brock, Tim Griffin, Ann Brown Underwood, Tommy Piner, Johnell Costa, Judy Massey Perry
Updated bio 10/22/20. Gizmo is doing better since we noticed he also has narrowing of the trachea in April. He has cough syrup he takes As needed. Foster mom has noticed he gets out of breath easier now. She is trying to watch his weight to it is not to hard on him to get around. He gets around by balancing on his back legs that was previously paralyzed. For those of you who dont know Gizmos story he came into Rescue two years ago and his prognosis was only 3 to 6 months . His back legs were paralyzed and he has found a way to use them not perfectly but he runs and plays. After coming into rescue he received and MRI to discover he had cancer. The only treatment Gizmo is receiving is prednisone for inflammation.. Gizmo is a fighter! He refused his doggie wheelchair and runs and plays with all the other dogs in Foster moms house.
Updated Bio 4/11/20: Gizmo has been doing well until this week. He developed a severe wet cough. Since Gizmo hasnt had a cough before off to the Vet he went. The Dogtor listened to his chest and noticed it didnt sound right. He has some fluid buildup that has caused and infection. They took x rays and noticed he also has a narrowing of the Trachea. He is on an antibiotic to help him heal and will have a recheck in two weeks. For those of you who dont know Gizmos story he came into Rescue two years ago and his prognosis was only 3 to 6 months . His back legs were paralyzed when he came into rescue but now he has found a way to use them not perfectly but he runs and plays. Gizmo loves to play ball. He loves his foster brother Cooper Joe and loves his forever foster mom . Gizmo was surrendered due to his back legs being paralyzed, and his owner was going to put him down. After coming into rescue he received and MRI to discover he had cancer. The only treatment Gizmo is receiving is prednisone for inflammation.. Gizmo is a fighter! He refused his doggie wheelchair and runs and plays with all the other dogs in Foster moms house. Please donate to his continued care. He is an absolute Sweetheart!
From Gizmo's foster Mom:
My "Forever Ours " Foster Gizmo who has Lymphoma cancer had a dental today because his teeth were so bad. He has lived past his expiration date the specialist have given him. April will be a year we have had him and his prognosis was only 3 to 6 months . His back legs were paralyzed when he came into rescue but now he has found a way to use them not perfectly but he runs and plays. Gizmo loves to play ball. He loves his foster brother Cooper Joe and loves his forever foster mom . Gizmo was surrendered to my vet due to his back legs being paralyzed, and his owner was going to put him down. My vet reached out to United Yorkie Rescue , who then paid for his MRI to discover he had cancer. The only treatment Gizmo is receiving is prednisone for inflammation and a dose of love❤️❤️. I didn't want him to go through Chemo. Gizmo is happy and loved and he did so well during his dental today that he didn't need any antibiotics 💕. This little boy has my heart. Please help us continue to provide quality care for Gizmo and our other Forever Ours hospice Yorkies by sharing his story and considering a donation.
To donate please use one of the following methods!
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Thank you UYR family!!!
1. Click the Donate button pinned to the top of our Facebook page.
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United Yorkie Rescue
P.O. Box 23
Wales WI 53183
Thank you UYR family!!!
Update 6/29/18 Gizmo will not let cancer defeat him without a fight! He is loving life in his foster home. His bestie is his foster brother, Cooper Joe. They play and hang out side by side all day long. Gizmo also loves spending time with Foster Mom. He is very generous with kisses and absolutely loves cuddling. He has grown accustomed to being unable to use his back legs, due to the tumor on his spine. Gizmo has figured out a way to speed across the floor propping himself up using the top of his back feet, balancing. Foster mom is amazed! We are also working with him to use his wheelchair , but Gizmo doesn't like it very much. He is so independent. The wheelchair is there if and when he decides he needs it. The kind of cancer Gizmo has is terminal and he will become weak and loose control over his body. The only medication he is on at this time is a steroid, he also has a medication he can take for pain management if needed. The MRI that United Yorkie Rescue had done for Gizmo was around 2,000. It helped us discover what was going on with this sweetie who couldn't use his back legs. If you would like to make a donation to his past and future care please click on the PayPal link below. It is because of United Yorkie Rescue that this boy is living out the rest of his life in happiness and being well cared for. Thank you so very much.
Initial FO Bio 4/25/18 This is Gizmo, a 7 year old, beautiful Yorkie boy. Gizmo was just fine until a few weeks ago. He began dragging his hind legs and was taken to his Vet where X-Rays revealed he had a hip fracture. His owners couldn't afford his care and instructed the Vet to euthanize him. We a relationship with this Vet who saw no good reason to euthanize a beautiful otherwise healthy dog so we were contacted to help and of course we did. His X-Rays were sent to a specialist.....then things starred to go south. The speciallist said the hip fracture was old and would not cause Gizmo to drag his legs and recommended a neurologist consult which Gizmo had yesterday. An expensive MRI later we now know Gizmo has a malignant, aggressive tumor of the spine. Surgery will not help as the tumor will just come back. We can give steroids and pain meds but Gizmo will eventually become paralyzed and will lose his battle...... but not without a fight. You see, this boy is still happy and the most loving pup you will ever meet. He is not ready to give up his fight and not ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge. Right now we have a $2500 Vet bill to pay and could sure use your help. Gizmo has been made a Forever Ours Yorkie and with your help we can help make Gizmo's walk toward the Rainbow Bridge be a slow, pain-free and dignified one filled with love from his foster family. Please share and help if you are able by clicking the PayPal button below. Thank You.
To date we've spent $4180.69 on TN Gizmo FO's vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1295.00 in donations.
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2/3/21: Today Teddy became an official Forever Ours pup. With his many medical needs and his behavior issues, we determined it is in his best interests to keep with with his foster mom for the rest of his life. He is contented there and will get all the love and care he deserves.
To date we've spent $5194.68 on Teddy (Bubba)'s vet bills, but with your support we've collected $1520.00 in donations.